Physical Therapy Schools In California

There are 16 accredited physical therapy schools in California for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physical therapy and physical therapy training in California, which includes physical therapy training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Azusa Pacific University

    901 E Alosta, Azusa, California 91702-7000

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. University of California-San Francisco

    500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, California 94143-0244

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Western University of Health Sciences

    309 E 2nd St, Pomona, California 91766-1854

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Samuel Merritt University

    3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Advanced College

    13180 Paramount Blvd., South Gate, California 90280

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

California 14,860
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 8% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In California

13,510 14,110 13,680 14,250 14,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physical Therapy is a growing field in California. There were 1,350 more physical therapy professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 10%. This is slower than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in California

$75,710 $78,940 $83,180 $83,740 $84,600
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are increasing in California. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $75,710 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $84,600 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in California

10th percentile
$61,320
25th percentile
$72,170
50th percentile
$84,260
75th percentile
$96,580
90th percentile
$111,220

Thus, there was a 11% growth in physical therapy professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In California state, within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy professionals earn 81% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in California

Physical Therapy
$84,600
Physical Therapy Assistant
$42,555
Sports Medicine
$54,392

Physical therapy professionals in California earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
9
doctor
10
Certificate
2
Total22

As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited physical therapy schools in California state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 578 physical therapy graduates from physical therapy courses in California and in 2010 there were 695 graduates.

Thus there was a 20% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in California. 45% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in California

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